a Comedy by John Jakes ( Charles Dickens )
December 01 - 16, 2023 at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd, Scarborough

Contact Information

Katherine Turner
416 439 1104
416 807-3402

Location, Dates & Times

Scarborough Players Rehearsal Studio, 780 Birchmount Ave, Unit 5, Scarborough
Sun, Sep 17, 2023 | 07:00pm - 09:30pm
Mon, Sep 18, 2023 | 07:30pm - 10:00pm
Tue, Sep 19, 2023 | 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Wed, Sep 20, 2023 | 07:30pm - 09:30pm


Katherine Turner
Music Director

CAST (the ages noted do not need to reflect the age of the actor- spirit is what counts!) minimally the production requires 12 actors identifying as male, 8 actors identifying as female, 3 boys and 2 girls. There will be doubling + of roles.

Male Identifying Roles

  1.             Dickens/ Businessman -he is the narrator and fills in for characters as needed. His North America tour was in 1867 when he would have been 55 years old. (side)
  2.             Scrooge -55-60 years old. He is not an old man; he just seems that way. We see him smile and transform. (sides)
  3.             Bob Cratchit/ Bill – 40’s Bob a good man, hard-working, not too sweet (side)
  4.             Theatre manager/ Fred/ Fan's husband – Fred 30’s -kind and charming, enjoys teasing his uncle, his mother’s son (side)
  5.             London Bobby / Schoolmaster / Undertaker's Man
  6.             Shopkeeper / Fezziwig / Businessman
  7.             Blind Beggar/ Dick Wilkins- Fezziwig Beau/ Warden / Old Joe
  8.             Gentleman I / Fezziwig Beau/Ghost of Christmas Present (side of Christmas Present)
  9.             Gentleman 2 /Belle’s husband / Businessman
  10.             Jacob Marley/ Topper/ Warden/ Businessman – Marley 40-50’s (side)
  11.             Ebenezer (20s) / Young Husband/ Businessman – Young Ebenezer – (side)
  12.             Fezziwig Beau/Peter Cratchit (17 yrs. Old)

Female Identifying Roles

I           Flower Girl/ Ghost of Christmas Past

2          Mother/ Raucous Lady/ Laundress

3          Woman in Black/ Mrs. Fezziwig / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

4          Fezziwig daughter/Martha Cratchit – Martha Is about 15-16

5          Cook/Mrs. Cratchit – Bob’s wife – (side)

6          Fezziwig Daughter/Sara - Fred’s wife / Young Wife – in early 20’s 

7          Fezziwig daughter/Charwoman

8          Belle/Londoners/Guests - Belle 20’s engaged to Ebenezer (side)


I           Street Boy (Act 1) / Street Boy (Act II) – age about 12 or so

2          Young Ebenezer/Ignorance, a ragged boy -Young Ebenezer is about 10 years old

3          Tiny Tim – need to physicalize an ailment using a small crutch/cane, kind, thoughtful, small – 10-11yrs old


1.         Girl (Act 1) Fan/ Want, a ragged girl - Fan is about 11 years old

2.         Belle’s Daughter/ Belinda Cratchit -Belinda is about 12-13





Requirements: Please prepare a light dramatic monologue – no more than 90 seconds.  Be prepared to be re-directed. For some characters, Scrooge, Dickens, Cratchit etc. (noted on list), there will be sides from the play. All will be asked to sing a brief verse of a song of your choosing.  

Children and Characters without sides, will be asked to briefly tell what they like/love about A Christmas Carol or a favourite Christmas Story.

Ideally, we will need to hear English accents. Please contact for more information about the play. Due to COVID, once you have booked your audition, we will be sending you forms to complete at home which can then be emailed along with your headshot/photo and resume. We will be managing contact, distancing, and numbers in the space.

Auditions must be booked in advance


By email, please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s).

Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition

Auditions are booked in 10-minute slots.

Please indicate the role(s) in which you are interested. This is very important.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside the Alison’s Fine Foods. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station. 

First read-through will be Sunday, September 24 at 1 p.m. 

Most rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening. There may also be the need to incorporate other rehearsal days to schedule other parts of the play, i.e. Dancing rehearsals 

You will be asked to please list ANY potential conflicts from September 24 and December 16, 2023

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all backgrounds to audition.

Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production.

We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA.


This A Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with a unique dramatic concept: At the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed platform readings of his stories that packed auditoriums in Europe and America. Of course, the story chosen is one which he often performed, A Christmas Carol (Dickens' marked-up script still exists!). The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. He handles props and helps Scrooge and others with costume changes.

Id: 207 Posted: Aug 09, 2023
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ACT-CO Callboard PDOVers. 4.0 Sep 07, 2023